playing with fire
This page is about the idiom playing with fire
Meaning: You're playing with fire if you're involved in an activity that could be dangerous, or could lead to problems in the future.
- You're really playing with fire if you have loaded guns in the house, especially if there are kids around.
- Suzie says that if someone with mental or emotional problems smokes marijuana, they're playing with fire. She says it can make these problems much worse.
This is usually used in the continous tenses, such as "We are playing with fire if we..." or "They should have known they were playing with fire."
People who keep loaded guns in the house are playing with fire because the guns
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Contributor: Matt Errey